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A Wedding Affair Vendor Spotlight

This Sunday, January 27, A Wedding Affair for All Seasons, produced by Joy of Life Events returns to the Miners Foundry, 11am-4pm.  On this special day, the Miners Foundry will be transformed into seasonal rooms showcasing some of the top wedding and event vendors in Nevada County.  Find inspiration and ideas, plus meet photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, musicians, and more to help create your perfect wedding.  Below is a list of the vendors that will be in attendance.  For more photos and wedding ideas go to the Miners Foundry Pinterest page here.

Gary Swenor Photography








Art in Bloom Flowers

A Family Affair Catering
Adrian Schneider Photography
Alta Sierra Country Club
Ananda Weddings
Antonio’s Catering
Art in Bloom Flowers
Bodyworks Salon & Day Spa
Brooke Video & Film
Christopher Armstrong Photography
Christopher’s Catering & Deli
Conscious Catering
Emily’s Catering & Cakes
Expedia Cruise Ships  
Fabric Boutique
Gary Swenor Photography
Grass Valley Florist
Harmony Ridge Lodge
Holiday Inn
Illuminated Invitations
In the Kitchen
Independent Productions
Joy of Life Events
Lighthouse Installation
Lisa Stine~Harpist 
Lj’s Catering
Lydia Photography
Magickal Florist
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Melanie Soleil Photography
Miners Foundry
Mountain Event Productions
Randy Jackson Photography
Sheryl Marie Photography
Sierra Photo Booth 
Snapshots Photo Booth
Special Arrangements
SRC Party Rentals
Storybook Weddings 
Tess Kitchen Store
The Music Express
The Sisters Two
The Tune Doctor
Top Drawer
Turning Leaf Studios
Up Towne DJ & Karaoke
Upscale Bathroom Rentals
Vj’s Salon
Wedding Cakes by Wendy

Weddings at Ananda







Wedding at Miners Foundry, featured in Martha Stewart Weddings













Miners Foundry Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center was recently featured on Martha Stewart Weddings for the beautiful, rustic wedding reception of a hometown bride and groom.

Tara and Nick wed exactly five years and five days after they began dating.  Their November 20, 2011, wedding, was big on DIY details, sustainable elements – and lots of heart.

Tara and Nick chose Squirrel Creek Ranch, located in Grass Valley, California, for its proximity to the summer camp where they first met as 9-year-olds.  The wedding reception was held at the nearby historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center, in Nevada City, California. The newlyweds welcomed their guests by lighting a warm fire in the majestic fireplace in the Stone Hall.  The 115 guests sat at long tables in the hall set with burlap runners, centerpieces made by the bride’s mother and a friend, and arrangements of eucalyptus leaves, carnations, lavender, and cotton blooms were housed in various glass vessels.

“The Miners Foundry averages 35 weddings a year”, explains Kat Kress, Event Coordinator for the Miners Foundry.  “Clients use the venue for ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners.”

Kress says the top reasons couples choose the Foundry as a location for their wedding is that they are looking for a venue that is rustic, elegant, classic, and historic.  “Getting married is an historic joining of two families, and it’s fitting for the setting to be historic as well,” says Kress.  “Also, the Miners Foundry is a blank slate with character, so couples are able to create a setting and flow for their day that really reflects them as a couple.”

Every January, the Miners Foundry hosts the annual wedding fair “An Affair for All Seasons”.  The event showcases local vendors (caterers, photographers, florists, etc), along with Nevada County’s four distinct seasons.  It is a fantastic opportunity to generate ideas on how to transform a space rich with history into your own just like Tara and Nick.

Interested in renting the Foundry?  Contact Kat Kress at (530) 265-5040 or [email protected]

About the Miners Foundry: The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a living historic treasure serving Nevada County as a cultural arts and community events center. It is a symbol of California’s rich historical heritage, providing an educational and social bridge from our past to the present and future.  Fore more information go to www.minersfoundry.org or join the Miners Foundry on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Photos by Ryan Ray